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    2020 Acura RDX Safety Features and Rating


The 2020 Acura RDX is a crossover SUV that offers drivers both luxury and real-world versatility with power under the hood and available all-wheel drive. U.S. News and World Report says the RDX “delivers on all fronts: It’s spacious, enjoyable to drive, and loaded with technology.” As a crossover SUV that is ideal for both drivers with active lifestyles and families at all stages, the Acura RDX makes safety a top priority—and has the safety ratings to back it up, including a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS. Read on to learn why the Acura RDX is one of the safest crossovers on the road.


Active Safety

Ensuring safety on the road means making sure the Acura RDX is always performing at its best. Active safety features include a vehicle stability assist system that provides traction control on slippery or loose road surfaces. Other features help the RDX come to a stop more quickly in an emergency situation and prevent the brakes from locking up, which can cause dangerous skidding.

  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering
  • Agile Handling Assist
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System
  • Electronic Brake Distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • Electric Parking Brake
  • Automatic Brake Hold


Passive Safety

Passive safety features include airbags, seatbelts, and the like. They are the unsung heroes of keeping you safe should anything happen. With so much luxury and technology inside the RDX it’s easy to overlook these safety features, but when it matters, they are there for you.

  • Advanced Front Airbags
  • Front Side Airbags
  • Side Curtain Airbags
  • Front Knee Airbags
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child-seat mounting system
  • Theft-Deterrent System with Electronic Immobilizer



AcuraWatch is a suite of driver-assistive technology that warns, prevents, and mitigates impacts and incidents on the road. The technology is state-of-the-art and comes standard on every model of the Acura RDX.

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System –
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning


Safety Ratings and Next-Generation Safety Features

The Acura RDX has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). The criteria to earn the top award includes excellent scores in crashworthiness, crash avoidance and mitigation, child seat anchors, and good-rated headlights.

The safety ratings of the Acura RDX are so impressive in part because of the Next-Generation Advance Compatibility Engineering Body Structure. The design of the body utilizes a complex network of frame structures that absorbs impacts and distributes the crash energy away from the occupants sitting inside the cabin. The force transferred to the other vehicle involved is also minimized, which keeps everyone on the road safer.


More Safety Technology

Beyond the extensive list of standard safety features are even more features and equipment geared toward safety throughout the trim level packages. Features including a rear cross traffic monitor and hill start assist can help drivers drive more safely. A helpful maintenance minder system keeps track of when the RDX is due for routine maintenance rotations that help prevent accidents or unsafe driving conditions.

  • Parking Sensors (Front and Rear)
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Maintenance Minder System
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Tire Fill Assist and Location and Pressure Indicators


Test Drive the 2020 Acura RDX At Your Chicagoland Acura Dealer

Find out more information n the 2020 Acura RDX and its safety features by contacting us or visiting your nearest Chicagoland Acura Dealer. Explore current offers and experience the RDX firsthand when you sit behind the wheel with a test drive today.

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